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tub

 (tŭb)
n.
1.
a. An open, flat-bottomed vessel, usually round and typically wider than it is deep, used for washing, packing, or storing.
b. The amount that such a vessel can hold.
c. The contents of such a vessel.
2.
a. A bathtub.
b. Informal A bath taken in a bathtub.
3. Informal A wide, clumsy, slow-moving boat.
4.
a. A bucket used for conveying ore or coal up a mine shaft.
b. A coal car used in a mine.
v. tubbed, tub·bing, tubs
v.tr.
1. To pack or store in a tub.
2. To wash or bathe in a tub.
v.intr.
To take a bath.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German tubbe.]

tub′ba·ble adj.
tub′ber n.

tub

(tʌb)
n
1. a low wide open container, typically round, originally one made of wood and used esp for washing: now made of wood, plastic, metal, etc, and used in a variety of domestic and industrial situations
2. a small plastic or cardboard container of similar shape for ice cream, margarine, etc
3. Also called: bathtub another word (esp US and Canadian) for bath11
4. (Units) Also called: tubful the amount a tub will hold
5. (Nautical Terms) a clumsy slow boat or ship
6. (Rowing) informal (in rowing) a heavy wide boat used for training novice oarsmen
7. (Mining & Quarrying)
a. a small vehicle on rails for carrying loads in a mine
b. a container for lifting coal or ore up a mine shaft; skip
vb, tubs, tubbing or tubbed
8. informal Brit to wash (oneself or another) in a tub
9. (tr) to keep or put in a tub
[C14: from Middle Dutch tubbe]
ˈtubbable adj
ˈtubber n

tub

(tʌb)

n., v. tubbed, tub•bing. n.
1. a bathtub.
2. a broad, round, open container, orig. one made of wooden staves held together by hoops and fitted around a flat bottom.
3. any of various small, usu. round containers: a tub of butter.
4. the amount a tub will hold.
5. an old, slow, or clumsy boat.
6. Informal. a short and fat person.
7. a bath in a bathtub.
v.t.
8. to place or keep in a tub.
9. to bathe.
v.i.
10. to undergo washing.
[1350–1400; Middle English tubbe (n.) < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German tobbe]
tub′ba•ble, adj.
tub′ber, n.
tub′like`, adj.

tub


Past participle: tubbed
Gerund: tubbing

Imperative
tub
tub
Present
I tub
you tub
he/she/it tubs
we tub
you tub
they tub
Preterite
I tubbed
you tubbed
he/she/it tubbed
we tubbed
you tubbed
they tubbed
Present Continuous
I am tubbing
you are tubbing
he/she/it is tubbing
we are tubbing
you are tubbing
they are tubbing
Present Perfect
I have tubbed
you have tubbed
he/she/it has tubbed
we have tubbed
you have tubbed
they have tubbed
Past Continuous
I was tubbing
you were tubbing
he/she/it was tubbing
we were tubbing
you were tubbing
they were tubbing
Past Perfect
I had tubbed
you had tubbed
he/she/it had tubbed
we had tubbed
you had tubbed
they had tubbed
Future
I will tub
you will tub
he/she/it will tub
we will tub
you will tub
they will tub
Future Perfect
I will have tubbed
you will have tubbed
he/she/it will have tubbed
we will have tubbed
you will have tubbed
they will have tubbed
Future Continuous
I will be tubbing
you will be tubbing
he/she/it will be tubbing
we will be tubbing
you will be tubbing
they will be tubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tubbing
you have been tubbing
he/she/it has been tubbing
we have been tubbing
you have been tubbing
they have been tubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tubbing
you will have been tubbing
he/she/it will have been tubbing
we will have been tubbing
you will have been tubbing
they will have been tubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tubbing
you had been tubbing
he/she/it had been tubbing
we had been tubbing
you had been tubbing
they had been tubbing
Conditional
I would tub
you would tub
he/she/it would tub
we would tub
you would tub
they would tub
Past Conditional
I would have tubbed
you would have tubbed
he/she/it would have tubbed
we would have tubbed
you would have tubbed
they would have tubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tub - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the bodytub - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
footbath - a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet
hot tub - a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water
hip bath, sitz bath - a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.tub - a large open vessel for holding or storing liquidstub - a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
washtub - a tub in which clothes or linens can be washed
3.tub - the amount that a tub will holdtub - the amount that a tub will hold; "a tub of water"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
حَوْض إسْتِحْمامحَوْض خَشَبيوَعاء بوظَه
nádobkaškopekvana
badekarbaljeisbæger
ammekylpyammeruuhisaavisaavillinen
kádtálka
baîkerbaliísbox
kibirėliskubilasrėčkarubuilis
kublssaldējuma trauciņštoverisvanna
banjicakopalna kadškaf
çamaşır leğenikarton/plâstik kutuküvet

tub

[tʌb] N
1. (= large vessel) → cubo m, cuba f; (for margarine etc) → tarrina f; (= washtub) → tina f; [of washing-machine] → tambor m
2. (esp US) (= bathtub) → bañera f, tina f (esp LAm)
3. (Naut) → carcamán m

tub

[ˈtʌb] n
(= large round container) (for washing clothes)baquet m; (for plants)bac m
[margarine, cream, ice-cream] → pot m
(US) (= bath) → baignoire f

tub

n
Kübel m; (for rainwater) → Tonne f, → Traufe f; (for washing) → Zuber m, → Bottich m, → Trog m; (of ice cream, margarine)Becher m
(esp US inf: = bath tub) → Wanne f
(inf: = boat) → Kahn m

tub

:
tub-thumper
n (pej)Demagoge m, → Demagogin f, → Volksredner(in) m(f)
tub-thumping (esp Brit)
nDemagogie f
adjdemagogisch

tub

[tʌb] n (for washing clothes) → tinozza, mastello; (for flowers) → vasca; (for ice cream) → vaschetta; (individual) → coppetta (fam) (also bathtub) → vasca da bagno

tub

(tab) noun
1. a round (usually wooden) container for keeping water, washing clothes etc. a huge tub of water.
2. a bath. He was sitting in the tub.
3. a small round container for ice-cream etc.
ˈtubby adjective
rather fat; plump. She was rather tubby as a child but she is very slim now.

tub

n. tina, bañera.
References in classic literature ?
At this Natasha dashed swiftly among the flower tubs and hid there.
And in the end, when the bath-tub and the stationary tubs were installed and in working order, he could scarcely tear himself away from the contemplation of what his hands had wrought.
Now, the people of the Pequod had been baling some time in this way; several tubs had been filled with the fragrant sperm; when all at once a queer accident happened.
The sailors at the fore and mizzen had come down; the line tubs were fixed in their places; the cranes were thrust out; the mainyard was backed, and the three boats swung over the sea like three samphire baskets over high cliffs.
Exploring, however, one of the side wings of the gallery, after making a sign to Porthos to explore the other, he saw, all at once, at his left, a tub containing an orange tree, which had been pushed out of its place and in its place an open aperture.
I shall never forget MY FIRST LOVE--she was a girdle, so fine, so soft, and so charming, she threw herself into a tub of water for my sake
Bucketful by bucketful, from the tap at the sink in the corner, he filled a large galvanized-iron tub.
As you can well imagine, the bass, the flounders, the whitefish, and even the little anchovies all went together into the tub to keep the mullets company.
Out of that tub had come the day before--Tess felt it with a dreadful sting of remorse--the very white frock upon her back which she had so carelessly greened about the skirt on the damping grass--which had been wrung up and ironed by her mother's own hands.
And halting at a few paces from it, as he sees a soldierly looking woman, with her outer skirts tucked up, come forth with a small wooden tub, and in that tub commence a-whisking and a-splashing on the margin of the pavement, Mr.
Hannah will tell us what to do, and we'll have everything nice when you come home," added Beth, getting out her mop and dish tub without delay.
Pap was agoing on so he never noticed where his old limber legs was taking him to, so he went head over heels over the tub of salt pork and barked both shins, and the rest of his speech was all the hottest kind of language -- mostly hove at the nigger and the gov- ment, though he give the tub some, too, all along, here and there.